Title: Badman & Throbin´ (2 Step Mixes)
Cat No: CPT 081-1
This is the third remix EP of Minus 8’s album “Elysian Fields”. Both remixes on this record are strictly 2-Step, UK Garage style – surprise – but no big names from England. Instead, the remixes are done by rather unknown artists who have their roots in the leftfield NuBeats environment. Nonetheless the result shows that these highly talented musicians deliver material in best MJ Cole – Wookie style. Judge yourself !!
Intega, aka Roskow “Kosma” Kretschmann and Matthias “Mason” Hellwig, is a new project coming from the multi-creative Jazzanova / Sonar Kollektiv environment out of Berlin. Matthias is an in-demand DJ in various well-known venues like WMF, Cookies, Doughnuts etc. and Roskow is a producer as he is one man behind the act “Kosma” on Infracom Records and also member of the Jazzanova producer-team.
Their remix is pure funk for the dancefloor. A murder bassline, cool breaks and animating vocals by MC Looney Tunes are the main ingredients. Noodles of the Groove Chronicles already has this track in his playlist.
A fantastic number by one of the up-coming German UK Garage producers, check Sonar Kollektiv Records’ diffusion label Aspekte for more releases in the near future.
Gabor Deutsch’s remix on side B is a very delightful and pleasant 2-Step version of the original, this number could easily be taken for one of MJ Cole’s dreamy tracks.
Gabor Deutsch’, born in 1977 in Hungary, speciality is to produce music on computer by using only software which he edited and programmed himself.
In September 2000 Gabor Deutsch released his debut longplayer “Contrast” on Mole Listening Pearls, a great piece of work mixing many electronic music genres of the past years.